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The Importance of Properly Pedicured Pooches

Proper nail maintenance is an important part of dog health, as the paw’s power comes from the nail. The do-it-yourself approach to trimming dog nails can be done, but it does come with risk, which is why many dog owners prefer to have it done by a professional. This spring, Springtime wants all paws to […] Read more »

5 Tips to Help Adopted Dogs Adjust to their New Homes

If you’re considering opening your home to a dog, open your heart to the idea of adopting. When you adopt you might be saving a life (and it just might be your own). Every time you take a new companion home, the organization can accept another animal to treat and care for. Each year, approximately […] Read more »

Top 5 Rainy-Day Games For You and Your Pooch

Games for Rainy Days
April showers eventually bring May flowers, but in the meantime we get very cooped-up pooches, so here is a list of five dog games for rainy days:  1. Hide & Seek This classic game is excellent for practicing your pup’s waiting skills, as well as teaching them to search. Plus, seeing them get excited […] Read more »

Keeping Track of Your Dog’s Every Step

My obsession with counting my steps started as soon as I got my own fitness tracker. I started to get competitive, especially when I’d check my stats during the afternoon and discover that I was only a quarter of the way to my 10,000-step daily goal. To help me reach my goal I decided to […] Read more »

Is It Too Hot to Walk My Dog?

A dog owner safely walks dog on a hot day
Summer Tips for Dogs #1: Is It Too Hot to Walk My Dog? Dogs can struggle with heat, and hot pavement can quickly cause severe burns to your dog’s paws. After constantly debating whether it’s too hot to walk my dog when it’s 90 degrees in Baltimore, I have accumulated a few important precautions for […] Read more »

6 Super Gross Facts About Ticks

6 Reasons Why Ticks Are Gross
Ticks. EWWW! The very word gives the creepy crawlies to most of us, with very good reason! Ticks, which are second only to mosquitoes worldwide in carrying and transmitting disease, have vampire-like super powers. Ticks have super strength, super stealth, and super specialized sucking abilities to steal blood from their hosts, whether their prey are […] Read more »

Gamma Oryzanol: What it is, what it does & how it works

Gamma oryzanol is a mixture of antioxidant compounds that occurs naturally in rice bran oil. Gamma oryzanol is believed to support healthy muscle tone and performance, which has made rice bran oil a popular supplement among athletes and animal breeders. Gamma oryzanol contains antioxidants, which are known to remove damaging free radicals, to protect body […] Read more »

The Benefits of Duck Meat for Dogs

More owners are offering duck for dogs
More and more dog owners are considering duck for dogs as a protein variation and as a solution to common food allergies. Dogs rely on a high-protein diet for optimal health. Of course, some proteins are better than others, and duck meat is among the proteins with the best biological value to dogs. Like humans, […] Read more »

Biotin: What it is, what it does & how it works…

Biotin is a B-vitamin that plays a key role in the production of skin, nails, and hair. The B-complex vitamins, like biotin, help the body convert carbohydrates, fats, and protein into energy. Biotin is used by the body to maintain the health of skin, the digestive tract, and the nervous system. The science behind the […] Read more »

Glucosamine: What it is, what it does & how it works…

Glucosamine for joint health
Glucosamine is an amino sugar produced by the body for use in tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and the fluid around the body’s joints. Glucosamine can be helpful for joint health (e.g., as a supplement) to people, dogs, and horses to support healthy joints because it provides building blocks for synovial fluid, cartilage and connective tissues. Glucosamine […] Read more »